60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 7 nights
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 6 nights
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Duong To, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 5 nights
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Hoi An, Vietnam
— 6 nights
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Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 3 nights
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Hanoi, Vietnam
— 6 nights
Bus to Ha Long, Ferry to Halong Bay
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Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, Drive to Tuan Chau Island Marina, Fly to Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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Bangkok, Thailand — 7 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Ratchaburana (Temple of the Royal Restoration) & Wat Maha That). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Pho, get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Paragon, and examine the collection at Jim Thompson House.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bangkok itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Bangkok is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Indochina Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Siem Reap, Cambodia — 6 nights

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Spend the 31st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 1st (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Viti's Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Siem Reap journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Phnom Penh.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia — 3 nights

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phnom Penh trip planner.

Getting from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Phnom Penh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Kuching.
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Kuching, Malaysia — 3 nights

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Bako National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuching trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Phnom Penh to Kuching takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Phnom Penh to Kuching is 1 hour. In August in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia — 2 nights

Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 10th (Wed), snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then stroll through Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park tour planning site.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 5 nights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, Head underground at Batu Caves, and make a splash at Sunway Lagoon.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur travel route builder site.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur in 5.5 hours. In August in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Duong To.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks
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Duong To, Vietnam — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park and then get outside with Archipelago Anthoy. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Dinh Cau Rock (Cua Temple) and then relax and rejuvenate at Luna Thai Spa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Duong To vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuala Lumpur to Duong To. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Duong To is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Ho Chi Minh City.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — 5 nights

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Ho Chi Minh City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels, admire the striking features of Central Post Office, get a sense of history and politics at The Independence Palace, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ho Chi Minh City trip builder site.

Getting from Duong To to Ho Chi Minh City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August in Ho Chi Minh City, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hoi An.
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Hoi An, Vietnam — 6 nights

Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Hoi An is known for shopping, sightseeing, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Rubin Cloth Shop, take in the views from Japanese Covered Bridge, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hoi An trip site.

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Hue.
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Hue, Vietnam — 2 nights

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Imperial City, then contemplate the long history of Thai Hoa Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thien Mu Pagoda.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hue day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hoi An to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Hue, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam — 3 nights

Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is known for nature, nightlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, explore the activities along Suoi Nuoc Mooc, relax in the rural setting at The Duck Stop, and relax and rejuvenate at Lemon Tree Nail & Spa.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hue to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Hanoi.
Nature · Parks · Spas
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 6 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 5th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), get to know the fascinating history of Old Quarter, steep yourself in history at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hanoi trip maker.

Fly from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hanoi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Halong Bay.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Halong Bay, Vietnam — 2 nights

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Royal Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hạ Long Bay and then head off the coast to Castaway Island.

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Do a combination of bus and ferry from Hanoi to Halong Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Luang Prabang.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Luang Prabang, Laos — 7 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang sits at the meeting point of two rivers and offers numerous opportunities for sailing, climbing, and exploring scenic caves and waterfalls.
Luang Prabang is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Kuang Si Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, stroll through MandaLao Elephant Conservation, and don't miss a visit to Vat Visounarath.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Luang Prabang road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Luang Prabang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Luang Prabang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Cambodia travel guide

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For over six centuries, the mighty Khmer Empire flourished in Cambodia, a scenic land of majestic temples, pristine waterfalls, and dense jungles. A protectorate of France between 1863 and 1953, the country suffered under the Khmer Rouge, a ruling party remembered mostly for its part in organizing the bloody Cambodian genocide of the 1970s. Today, a trip to Cambodia will reveal the region's troubled history, but also some of Southeast Asia's most significant archaeological sites. Few tourist attractions in Cambodia match the splendor of Angkor Wat, a World Heritage-listed temple complex that represents the biggest religious monument on the planet.

Malaysia travel guide

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An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Vietnam travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas · Landmarks
While most Southeast Asian countries have at least one booming metropolis, none seem to bustle nearly throughout like Vietnam does. While busy locals zoom about on motorbikes, visitors fill their Vietnam vacations with a mix of cultural sightseeing and exploring the landscape. Big cities and towns boast colonial architecture, open-air markets, outstanding spa complexes, and modern restaurants. The country also features over 3,200 km (2,000 mi) of coastline dotted with sandy bays that attract scuba divers and kitesurfers. Away from busy urban centers, a tour of Vietnam reveals a rural landscape of lush rice paddies, jagged mountain peaks, and timeless villages unspoiled by the outside world.

Laos travel guide

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Waterfalls · Landmarks · Mountains
Long overlooked by travelers due to its reputation as one of the world's poorest nations, Laos is drawing a growing number of visitors with its laid-back charm, natural beauty, and numerous archaeological sites and historic temples. Many visitors make the trip to Laos from nearby Thailand, combining the two neighboring countries into one memorable experience of Southeast Asia. Others focus their Laos vacation on the Mekong River, which serves as a major source of irrigation for local farms and represents a popular alternative for sightseeing by car. On top of the rich cultural heritage and impressive natural landscapes, its major treasure remains its people--friendly and devout Buddhists welcoming visitors with a genuine hospitality rarely felt in other parts of the world.